Drake Glau

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/user/CampbellMitch?feature=g-user-u This is an IB teacher who has made a crap ton of IB physics videos that explains the physics and the math involved. It will likely be helpful for when you run into math problems in physics. You can google logs and exponentials although I don't seem to recall any exponentials in physics...the exponents were always set, never a variable you needed to solve for O.o
  2. My mother sent me about 50 boxes of mac and cheese. Take a guess...
  3. Heck, I'm in college and still don't know >.> Since someone in this thread knows the UK well, I guess (i havent the slightest clue) I can help with the US details. Very simple. Your overall IB score will probably not matter. You will receive credit for predetermined classes based off the score you achieve in a subject. My school, for example, gave me credit for Chem 1 and 2 (6 credit hours total) because I received a 5 in HL Chem and I could then skip into Chem 3. This applies to mostly all subjects except (check with your school) physics because most of university physics is calc based and IB physics is not...at all...so most don't deem it worth credit =/ But the overall point is that for the US your GPA is what will matter. The IB scores will simply be extra credit upon admission. This applies for almost EVERY school in the US. There might be exceptions out there who are a little more accredited and actually know what IB is such as the Ivy Leagues and other top tier schools. But just like there are some who know IB and give it props...there are those who literally asked me what IB even was...
  4. 1) You look fine. 2) As far as I know, which is US only, most accredited universities will transfer all of your general education credits (these include your required english/behavioral science requirement for your degree. Yes you have to take courses that have near nothing directly related to your field of study). So you could, in theory, go anywhere for 1-2 years doing your "gen eds" and thus gaining a resume filled with a high college gpa rather than just high school which would look better for any application to another university that has your program. There are also graduates programs in the US. It's after your 4 years of undergraduate. Some programs, like biophysics and a few other very specific areas, are only available at the graduate level due to their specificity. 3) The US greatly depends on what university you are applying to. If I remember right there was a website that you could fill out all your basic info on (name, address, high school courses/gpa, etc) and then apply to w/e college you want. Depending on what college you choose to apply to, through the website, you will be prompted with all the required essays you would need to write. Sadly, I do not remember the website. Your counselor might know what I'm talking about though. If not, you can always just go find the applications yourself and do them individually. Honestly, in the grand idea of going to university, the time it takes for you to apply shouldn't be a factor in any of your decisions.
  5. Alpha Decay is the removal of a Helium atom. 2 protons and 2 neutrons, total mass of 4. So your atomic number would drop by 2 (2 protons) and your mass number by 4 giving you N-14 F-18 -> He-4 + N-14 The He-4 can be replaced with a alpha letter if you like Edit to clarify "removal"...a Helium particle is ejected from the original particle due to energy and proper circumstances. Removal just sounded funny to me...
  6. IA

    Any quantitative variables as far as I know...as long as you can get them into numbers which is almost everything, even colors you could technically change into frequencies or wavelength If you have an idea of what you want to do you can always just post that and someone, or myself, will reply.
  7. IA

    This info written? No, I wrote all of this. You can find the exact wording of the rubric from your teacher. She/he has rubrics. The exact wording of the rubric is also included in this post though
  8. Don't think you can't do it because the Senior stuff looks hard. It took them a yearish to get to that level. Easiest example is always math. You don't simply learn advanced mathematics; you have to learn it as you work your way up there. You may not feel prepared but you will be when you get around to the time you need to prepared for.
  9. The total watts from the sun is split evenly across the surface area of the orbit. Soooo it'd be (4x10^26)/surface area SA=4pi(r^2) where r=2x10^11 so r^2=4x10^22 Tbh, since it wants an estimate, just dividing the power from the sun by the radius squared gives you 10^4, the extra 4pi in the equation would end up in the denominator which would cause the power to actually be smaller so your best estimate would be less than 10^4 which is 10^3. This is how I would do it since you have nothing but paper
  10. Also, it can refer to a molecule with identical molecular formula, but different structural formula. Usually they call it structural/optical/geometerical isomer, but there's still the double meaning, and I screwed that one up once while revising... Isotope and isomer are not the same thing O.o Idk if your quoted question has been answered sooo to the person posting the question, isotopes have the same number of e- and protons, different number of neutrons thus yielding a different molecular mass for the same element. You will see this in physics when you get to radioactivity. U-235 and U-238 were the big ones if i remember right.
  11. I always thought those lines were your best fit line values with the +/- values attached to it. So it would basically be your best fit line +0.2 or -0.2 since it's just a y shift. Also your current min/max lines seem to end up in the wrong spot? Your gray line goes from the max value of v=0 to your min value of 3.6(ish?) Something semi-related, why is your best fit line a quadratic? Ohm's law is linear
  12. Well there are generally three kinds of people in Studies: Stupid ones, Lazy ones, and the ones who are genuinely just not good at Maths. Whichever category you pick, it's unflattering, hence the ensuing jokes. And those who had to take it because we had no SL. I took Math Studies but no one makes fun of me for my math...but I'm now working on a Math degree sooooo meh...
  13. I don't know about the shallow water thing but I can tell you that shallower water doesn't make it less or more dense, it's still water The little lines you have drawn are correct if that's what you were asking and I believe those are towards from the normal. The straight arrow that runs through the waves in region A is the normal and the waves you have slightly drawn in region B redirect towards it.
  14. Find an equation of the plane. The plane through the point (7, −8, −4) and parallel to the plane 7x − y − z = 7 I missed the day we went over planes and can't figure it out on my own =/ Edit because I don't know anything about planes apparently...including how to even make the equation for one. How do I find the line that indicates the intersection of 2 planes. I keep getting questions about finding the plane containing some point and containing some line, how would I go about that too? All I know so far is I need a point on the plane and a vector that is perpendicular to the plane in order to form a plane equation.
  15. f(x)=2x-(1/x) f'(x)=g'(x)-h'(x) g(x)=2x therefore g'(x)=2 h(x)=1/x therefore h'(x)=-1/(x^2) g'(x)-h'(x)=2+(1/x2)